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Chicago Murder Rate Spikes; Less Aggressive Policing Blamed

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

More than 100 people have already been murdered in Chicago this year. That's double the number of homicides in the city in the first two months of last year.

Split Views On Health Overhaul In Ohio

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:03am

A poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that people in the politically important state of Ohio are divided over Obamacare.

5 Years After Japan Disasters, 'Temporary' Housing Is Feeling Permanent

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:02am

Deadlines to rehouse evacuees have come and gone. It's still not clear when they might go home, and if so, what would they return to?

Guideline Group, Eye Doctors Disagree On Vision Tests For Seniors

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:00am

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says there isn't enough evidence to know whether vision screening given by primary care doctors benefits patients.

Do You Sacrifice One For Many? Mirren's Latest Film Has No Easy Answers

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:58am

In her new film Eye in the Sky, Helen Mirren plays a colonel overseeing a secret drone operation in Kenya. Mirren and director Gavin Hood say the audience is the jury in this courtroom drama of sorts.

Lesson Plan: Teach Students How To Rebuff Terrorist Recruiters

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:57am

Terrorist groups in Kenya are trying to lure smart recruits who can give orders and boost their brand on social media. A high-school teacher is battling them in the classroom.

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